Dr. Ross Monaghan

Senior Scientist

E: ross.monaghan@agresearch.co.nz


Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree (First Class Honours, Lincoln University)
PhD, Soil Science (The University of Reading)

Research interests & activities

Nitrogen cycling in grazed dairy systems.
Quantifying N and P losses to water.
Assisting end user groups with policy development and/or management guidelines that protect water quality.
Development of on-farm mitigation practices that allow for profitable farming whilst meeting regionally-based targets for water quality.

Professional Memberships

  • NZ Society of Soil Science
  • Royal Society of New Zealand


Commonwealth Scholar, 1988 – 1991
Member New Zealand Society of Soil Science
Member Royal Society of New Zealand


Monaghan, R.M., de Klein, C.A.M. 2014. Integration of measures to mitigate reactive nitrogen losses to the environment from grazed pastoral dairy systems. Journal of Agricultural Science 152 (S1): 45-56

Monaghan, R.M., Smith, L.C., de Klein, C.A.M. 2013. The effectiveness of the nitrification inhibitor dicyandiamide (DCD) in reducing nitrate leaching and nitrous oxide emissions from a grazed winter forage crop in southern New Zealand. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 175: 29-38.

Quinn, J.M., Monaghan, R.M., Bidwell V.J., Harris, S.R. 2013. A Bayesian Belief Network approach to evaluating complex effects of irrigation-driven agricultural intensification scenarios on future aquatic environmental and economic values in a New Zealand catchment. Marine and Freshwater Research 64: 460-474.